Learn about Journalism
Summer 2019 Program Dates: Friday, August 2 - Monday, August 12, 2019.
For 10 days in early August, PSJP students visit Princeton from their hometown or state for our residential journalism program. They attend workshops and lectures and learn skills to produce their own newspaper. Classes at the program are taught by program alumni and reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Politico, Sports Illustrated and CNN, among other media outlets. Students also have the opportunity to tour major news organizations, such as The New York Times, Huffington Post and Bloomberg; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a short documentary; attend a film or theatre production; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal, which is published on the program's last day.
In addition to introducing students to the multifaceted world of journalism, PSJP is designed to immerse students in a residential experience at one of the best colleges in the country: Princeton University. Students live on campus in underclassmen residence halls and eat in one of the university's dining halls. They also attend sessions with renowned Princeton professors, as well as the president and representatives of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to experience first-hand Princeton’s approach to the liberal arts. Toward the end of the program, students attend seminars on every aspect of the college admissions process, including test prep, writing personal narratives, choosing the best fit college, and understanding financial aid.
All costs to attend the summer program, including air or ground transportation to and from campus, housing, meals, technology, and resources, are covered by the program.